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    Re: Smoker too hard on my hands!

    You can spray them with 1 to 1 sugar syrup. I usually use that later in the summer when I'm looking for a queen. They run less. Ace Hardware sells a good spray bottle.
  2. Re: Clips to keeps frames from banging around?

    They know how to propolize. But I've checked for eggs, rotated drone comb, etc.
    So if I leave them be a couple of days, I can expect the frames to be still stuck when I get there?
  3. Clips to keeps frames from banging around?

    Getting ready to start an outyard so I'll be hauling hives on bumpy roads with my trailer. Seems like the frames will swing back and forth, rub, squish bees. A couple of clips or spacers on each...
  4. Re: Turning 1x4 Pine Furring Strips into supers

    Look for a real lumberyard, Lowe's and Home Depot are high compared to the local yards I deal with...
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    Re: Standing at the table saw hurts

    Lowe's and Home Depot sell interlocking floor pads for kids rooms. Red, yellow, blue and green.
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    Re: Questions about "Mountain Camp Method"?

    I use 4 sheets of newspaper and leave a little space all the way around. that way they may move in any direction under the paper. I also leave it dry as I thing its highest purpose, especially in...
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    Re: to feed or not to feed

    Oakhill...it sounds like they are in good shape and you should take the feeders off.

    The thing that may...stressing MAY... be different for your area this winter is a cold stormy winter is being...
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    Re: When to pull the top feeders?

    I agree about syrup temperature. ccar2000 you mention they are working local vegetation...they usually prefer flower nectar and may ignore your feed by choice.

    As an experiment this winter, I'm...
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    Re: Winter feeding

    For any Miller type feeder I use, I lay a small piece of screen over the inner cover hole and tape around it with masking tape. I lay a couple of small...1/4" or so...blocks of wood at the front...
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    Re: New clue could explain

    Well said clgs....
  11. Re: Another question about moisture control in the winter

    The "Mountaincamp Method" would be simpler and for sure works well. It provides food if they chose to eat the sugar.
    A link:...
  12. Thread: Late Blight

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    Late Blight

    Shouldn't affect bees but this disease outbreak is serious!
    Please see link to know if this killer disease is affecting your tomatoes or potatoes.
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    Re: checkerboarding

    I don't know...there always seems to be so much confusion about Checkerboarding. I've practiced it for 3 or 4 years and its simple but it's not. It is more than just alternating frames of empty and...
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    Re: checkerboarding

    Wake up Michael....
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    Re: checkerboarding

    I must be daunted...

    >Checkerboarding does not involve brood at all, it is a manipulation of honey frames. <

    >it in no way involves the brood nest itself. False.

    Sure the brood nest is not...
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    Re: Feeding to stimulate drawn comb inventory

    A bit more....the hive I use for this will end up so stocked going into winter that the brood nest doesn't move out of the bottom box by February. I like to replace 2 outside full frames in the...
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    Re: Feeding to stimulate drawn comb inventory

    Walt's way practiced here.
    But...I have had a hive or two with a young queen that seemed to produce comb quickly and on into the fall with feed on. I will store 20 or so in a freezer for...
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    Re: checkerboarding

    Hang on sjbees. The brood gets moved to the bottom. All this happens in the brood chamber.
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    Re: Bee Escape Suggestion

    Since one never knows if BeeQuick is available, I made a bunch of triangle escapes and used them to take off honey yesterday and today. I lifted the supers off and put those back that weren't full,...
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    Anybody heard from Ray Revis?

    Can't get him on the phone or E-mail.....
  21. Can't see your pic...Wondering if the hive has...

    Can't see your pic...Wondering if the hive has enough ventilation? Prop the lid on up.
    For your smoker, try the fuel sold by the venders...Brushy Mt or Millers. Light it with a propane (plumbers)...
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    Snelgrove board directions...

    I've been looking hard to find the info about opening and closing the doors of a snelgrove board when dealing with an about to swarm hive. I caught a hive talking about swarming and I used a...
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    Who is Michael Bush? Many thanks....

    Who is Michael Bush?

    Many thanks....
  24. Natilie, if your corn stalks are pulled over, it...

    Natilie, if your corn stalks are pulled over, it is probably racoons. If the stalks still stand and the husks are shredded, it could be rats...feed your cats out there.
    The garden will be much...
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    I have found that sugar syrup spray works better...

    I have found that sugar syrup spray works better when I'm hunting a queen. Doesn't send such an alarm. Otherwise I use smoke...
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